Vanatoo Transparent One Speakers Sweepstakes

Register to win a pair of Vanatoo Transparent One Speakers (MSRP $499.00) we are giving away.

According to the company:

The Vanatoo Transparent One powered speakers set a new price/performance benchmark in the audiophile world. They produce unexpectedly great sound quality (honest, tight bass down to 48Hz!) from small bookshelf speakers that give you a lot of flexibility in how you use them. They are equally at home as a desktop audio system, a music streaming solution for a room where you want music but not stacks of equipment, or as a compact system you take with you on your weekend getaways.

Just the Facts: 48-20,000Hz +/- 3dB response at 90dB+ over listening window; 5 ¼ inch aluminum cone XBL woofer; 1 inch silk dome tweeter; 5 ¼ inch long-throw passive radiator; 60 watt/channel D2Audio amplifier with integrated DSP; Built in DAC with USB, coax, and optical inputs; Analog input; Volume, bass, and treble controls; Subwoofer output with auto-sensing (removes bass from Transparent One); 3 year warranty; Supported by the people who designed it and know it best!

Click here for more info.

To enter the sweepstakes, all you need is an account on this website. If you don't already have one, click on the link labeled "register" at the bottom of this announcement or "LOG IN/JOIN" in the nav bar at the right. Then, enter a username and a valid e-mail address, and click on the "Create new account" button. A message will be automatically sent to the e-mail address you specified, which will include a link to activate the account.

The final step (and only step for those who already have an account) is to log in and leave a comment right here on this announcement—any comment will do, as long as it's not profane or spam. Then, when the sweepstakes closes, a lucky commenter will be chosen at random to receive the prize. So post a comment, and good luck!

For complete sweepstakes rules, click here.

[This Sweepstakes is now closed.]

Kurt's picture

I enjoy receiving free products.

jonahsdad's picture

How do you do, Vanatoo?

deaconblue66's picture

If I win!

JohnnyCanuck's picture

Gee, just by being registered I'm automatically entered. Great!

Let's check the fine print -- nope; non US residents need not apply. Again.


Joe Crowe's picture

Just another of the many benefits of NAFTA.

Joe Crowe's picture

Just another of the many benefits of NAFTA.

sluggobeast's picture

Says my music when played through Vanatoo speakers.

McFaden's picture

I'll take 'em! You should totally do more giveaways Michael. Doesn't always have to be expensive equipment, a nice LP from time to time. Thanks for keeping thing fun and informing on the site.

amsco15's picture

I'll find a use for these!!!

Zardoz's picture

I could really use these at work.

Hope I win.

Z's picture

Nothin better, Vinyl, Vanatoo and Vino! Got two already just need the Vanatoo.

sharris55's picture

Feeling lucky today!

Dman's picture

But I'll keep trying until I do...

WJT's picture

Thanks for the contest.

AnalogJ's picture

Are these shielded to avoid interference with use of a television?

OnOneWheel's picture

In the market for some new speakers - these would fit the bill nicely.

SunRa2000's picture

These would be nice in an office system.

morob7's picture

Do you offer express shipping

Marcin Trefnale's picture


I've been enjoying reading analog planet daily for over a year now since I converted to an analog sound. I'm actually surprised it took this long and a chance for a pair of speakers to set up an account here.

What else do I use the account for?


martian's picture

Headphones are nice, but speakers can't be beat

Puffer Belly's picture

Hope I win!

Moodeez1's picture

...up for free stuff!

audiof001's picture

I heard nice sound coming from a room packed with lots of people... as I made my way to a visible spot I was shocked that all that sound was coming from such small speakers. Pretty darn stunning! I'd lover to have a pair.

Michael Fremer's picture
I have a pair here for review...
markbrauer's picture

Perfect for my needs.

Rickklages's picture

Count me in please...

OldschoolE's picture

I heard these a couple of years ago and was amazed at how they sound. I'd love to win a pair, but I never win anything. Maybe someday, but I can't hold my breath that long.

Brother John's picture

on Michael Fremer's Ananlog Planet blog?

Michael Fremer's picture
Is the administrator of this and all of the TEN websites
kevinfree's picture

And would love to win!

sennj's picture

...why not?

mneitzel's picture

I would love one!

allthetime's picture

This will hook my college son into a lifetime of consuming ever-increasingly expensive audio equipment instead of taking vacations or buying his wife jewelry. hahaha.

mikerr's picture

These would be Great !!!

Thanks !

mikerr's picture
horaciojervis's picture

Thanks for the opporty.

criswood1's picture

lovely, lovely...

piper's picture

Finally separating the turntable from the tv speakers when I move soon, so winning would be amazing.

jdmoviebuff's picture

thanks ❗️

Goochified1's picture I did on that American Hustle post the other day. Wait, did I get that title right?

soundman45's picture

I've always been a fan of powered monitors although I have to admit I've never heard of Vanatoo speakers.

Jim Tavegia's picture

Look forward to a review.

anomaly7's picture

Please add me too to the Vanatoo sweepstakes!

M-Sevs's picture

For the wine, too.

stuevts's picture


dleonard's picture

Count me in!

Trace's picture

A nice item for which I am sure I would find a use.

noirx7's picture

I want these!

mraudioguru's picture ME!

torturegarden's picture

I could use a new set of desktop speakers.

Mistermuse1's picture

For the fact that Wine and music go so well together and what I spend most of my time enjoying.

mcdontho's picture

Kool speakers

matthewnz's picture

Why don't more people make powered speakers? I would like to hear this model.

eeilbacher's picture

I could really use these on my Desktop.
As MK said - You Might "Get Lucky"

biginsumeria's picture

Please - would finally help me complete my set up

J.D.'s picture

Entered. Thanks.

MartyTem's picture

I'd love a pair of these!

tingly's picture

These would be perfect for what my dad is wanting to do.

tolkencatholic's picture

These looks nice :-)

rischa's picture the contest. Thanks!

Hosta3's picture

All in

darksolstice's picture

I can find a use for these!

timise's picture


vinyl_ninja's picture

Good looking speakers.

isaacrivera's picture

If I get chosen that is.

terrybbagit's picture

This sure would make a nice gift

Cam08529's picture

Good luck ti me.

2_channel_ears's picture

Vino, no Vanatoo, no vino, er very lucky

teachscience's picture

Has any post here gotten more comments?

Vinylghost's picture

If a glass of wine comes with it, count me in.

mikeyt's picture

I enjoy having nice things.

RoadDawgwest's picture

My desktop is waiting.

audiot's picture

You got two speakers. I got two ears. Perfect!

om05964's picture

I need these active monitors.

mackeb's picture this comment.

ronrubin's picture

These would be a nice addition to my home office.

myheroiscoltrane's picture

...that the sweepstakes always get the most comments? :)

John G's picture

These would be perfect for my daughter.

Doctor A's picture

Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks.

DLKG's picture

I could use these at work. Thank you !!


mwaehner's picture

Give me one more chance!

Dbriv's picture

Free is good

Mrs. Peel's picture

Would replace smaller Audioengine models.

Paul Boudreau's picture

up, thanks.

beaur's picture

These will fit perfectly on my desk!!

Ryan_Pretzel's picture

Sign me up! Best of luck to all!

Rockadelic's picture

Vabulous Vanatoo!!!

jfortun's picture

I am interested in hearing these.

tube dog's picture

So it would be fantastic if I won these.

kb54's picture

Please pick me!!!

Jack Gilvey's picture

I'm in.

rpsssound's picture

I agree that speakers and wine go together, both to be consumed and enjoyed at great lengths.

lesliejazz's picture

Would love to win

amarok89's picture

for the opportunity!

spivechild's picture

Speakers look great.. would love a new pair. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

davidulf's picture

And as well.

Curvfalls's picture

I'll take 'em

volvic's picture

Why not, another pair

Trevor Gearhart's picture

I like these

gak27's picture

...winner winner chicken dinner!

fogastro's picture

stayed up all night to get lucky....

Shep's picture

Good Stuff for free....Great Combo!!

dolsey01's picture

Please karma, pay me back today.

punkzter's picture

free stuff

BliggigtyBlah's picture

Perfect for my small house!

noirx7's picture

I like these!

ILikeMikey's picture my kitchen. Now, those speakers should hopefully arrive soon, because if not, I'll have to put all that stuff back. :)

MikeT's picture

These would be nice to have. Pick me!!!

maverick55's picture

klaatu vanatoo

E.R.Price's picture

I'd love to add these to my tiny basement office, since my old American Acoustics floor speakers don't fit (plus they need some repair work). Poor grad students love free stuff!

homeonetoo's picture

Love Analog Planet.

evilroyslade's picture

These would be great for open spot on desktop.

sgibson389's picture

Mikey for the nice giveaway. I am envious of you to have been able to make a profession in the audio field and live the dream 24 hrs of the day while I struggle sometimes to work it in at all. And while I like the paper version of Stereophile I appreciate your company having so much avalible content on the internet for free. Thanks again

Stirrio's picture


Dandycat's picture

Very nice!

Merck's picture

I need some speakers

fattalien's picture

My desktop will be happy, too.

carlc's picture

I feel lucky.

concerto12's picture

The rest of you might as well withdraw your entries.

ddgimd's picture

I'm in.

Glotz's picture

Thanks Stereophile!

VictorV's picture

Saw these at the DC show very nice.
Thanks Mike!

vmartell's picture

Hope you get the speakers! Also congrats for Mr. Fremer for this wonderful site - part of my daily reading.


Ktron's picture

I'm listening to an array of 20 BOSE wave radios and a crosley turntable that is on fire and also water damaged at the same time. I wish to win the speakers!

Neverenough's picture

These would be great in my office.

larson manor's picture

Mike rocks!

VinylBuck's picture

Sure looks like a nice speaker!

Djstoogie's picture


omarufo's picture

They would look awesome on my desktop.

SherlocksHolmey's picture

Yeah, I'll make an account on any website for a chance at getting something free.

markfig's picture

These will leave more room on my desk than the Advents currently do!

thirtycenturyman's picture

I need something to keep me distracted from the cold weather moving in.

jrhud's picture

sign me up.

oranfoster's picture

Pick me and I promise to take good care of them!

virtualbryan's picture

Pick me, I like speakers!

wownflutter's picture

If only Santa would bring g these down my chimney.

mrclnglr's picture

Vana who? Looking for an introduction! :-)

dasacco's picture

Count me in!

lensimons's picture

I heard these speakers last year at RMAF and they were amazing for the size & price.

saxman73's picture

I am in!

soulrevue's picture

Oh pleeeeeease, I wanna win!! Now let me regain my composure...

Bigmule1972's picture

I'd feel like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory when he finds the golden ticket!!!

thanks for the contest!!

stretch35's picture

But where do I insert a record??

DocSamG's picture

If I win, my son will be very happy!

pfarn's picture

Should of joined long time ago. I check out this site daily.

recordhead's picture

thanks for the chance to win!

veggieboy2001's picture

Vanatoo makes a quality product!!

peterspencer10's picture

Fancy! I could use a set of those to knock my system up a notch.

POGunter's picture

Free Speakers sounds great to me.

guitarist9273's picture